The fashion bible marks its entry into the trendy social media platform with a sneak peek into Met Museum’s latest exhibition “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” happening now until Feb. 7, 2021. Through Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s international editor-at-large, we are instantly transported into the world of fashion and art.
“Follow me for a look inside. Tracing a century and a half of fashion, the exhibition explores how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future,” the fashion expert says. “The timeline is organized around the concept of 60 minutes of fashion, where each minute features a pair of garments that represent the linear and cyclical nature of fashion.”
As for its #MakeItVogue challenge, Bowles showcases how to wear a bustle. According to Fashion History Timeline, an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, a bustle is “a pad or frame worn under a skirt puffing it out behind.” The site also acknowledges modern interpretations of the bustle, citing Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons’s spring 2012 offering and Christian Dior’s bustle dress during its fall 2014 presentation.
“Today I’m going to show you how to wear a bustle. First off, you need a pillow and a piece of ribbon. Now you’ve got a bustle,” Bowles instructs. “Next, take a bedsheet and wrap it around your waist. Of course, you’ll need a corset. Spanx or a waist trainer will do. Now, take the most luxurious, dramatic velvet curtain you can find and drape it over the underskirt. Every good walking dress needs a parasol. And just like that, you’ve got yourself a 2020 version of a nineteenth-century walking dress!”
If chosen for the #MakeItVogue challenge, your entry might just end up on Vogue‘s TikTok feed, or better yet, on Vogue.com. So hustle the bustle and let your imagination overflow!
Featured images from Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue